Republican incumbent in the 27th Illinois Senate district Tom Rooney faces a challenge this election from Democrat Ann Gillespie. Both were invited to meet with the Sun-Times Editorial Board.
The Chicago Sun-Times also sent the candidates running for the Illinois Senate a list of questions to find out their views on a range of important issues facing the state.
Rooney did not submit a completed questionnaire and missed his interview with our board.
Ahead of the historic 2018 elections, the Sun-Times is teaming up weekly with the Better Government Association, in print and online, to fact-check the truthfulness of the candidates. You can find all ofthe PolitiFact Illinois stories we’ve reported togetherhere.